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Psalms Chapter 5

1 Give ear to my words, O LORD, Consider my groaning.

2 Heed the sound of my cry for help, my King and my God, For to You I pray.

3 In the morning, O LORD, You will hear my voice; In the morning I will order {my} {prayer} to You and {eagerly} watch.

4 For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness; No evil dwells with You.

5 The boastful shall not stand before Your eyes; You hate all who do iniquity.

6 You destroy those who speak falsehood; The LORD abhors the man of bloodshed and deceit.

7 But as for me, by Your abundant lovingkindness I will enter Your house, At Your holy temple I will bow in reverence for You.

8 O LORD, lead me in Your righteousness because of my foes; Make Your way straight before me.

9 There is nothing reliable in what they say; Their inward part is destruction {itself.} Their throat is an open grave; They flatter with their tongue.

10 Hold them guilty, O God; By their own devices let them fall! In the multitude of their transgressions thrust them out, For they are rebellious against You.

11 But let all who take refuge in You be glad, Let them ever sing for joy; And may You shelter them, That those who love Your name may exult in You.

12 For it is You who blesses the righteous man, O LORD, You surround him with favor as with a shield.


King James Bible

 



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Matthew Henry's Bible commentary for Psalms Chapter 5...



God will certainly hear prayer: David gives to God the glory, and takes to himself the comfort. (1-6) He prayed for himself, that God would guide him, and for all the Lord's people, that God would give them joy, and keep them safe. (7-12) 1-6 God is a prayer-hearing God. Such he has always been, and he is still as ready to hear prayer as ever. The most encouraging principle of prayer, and the most powerful plea in prayer, is, to look upon him as our King and our God. David also prays to a sin-hating God. sin is folly, and sinners are the greatest of all fools; fools of their own making. Wicked people hate God; justly are they hated of him, and this will be their endless misery and ruin. Let us learn the importance of truth and sincerity, in all the affairs of life. Liars and murderers resemble the devil, and are his children, therefore it may well be expected that God should abhor them. These were the characters of David's enemies; and such as these are still the enemies of Christ and his people. 7-12 David prayed often alone, yet was very constant in attendance on public worship. The mercy of God should ever be the foundation both of our hope and of our joy, in every thing wherein we have to do with him. Let us learn to pray, not for ourselves only, but for others; grace be with all that love Christ in sincerity. The Divine blessing comes down upon us through Jesus Christ, the righteous or just One, as of old it did upon Israel through David, whom God protected, and placed upon the throne. Thou, O Christ, art the righteous Saviour, thou art the King of Israel, thou art the Fountain of blessing to all believers; thy favour is the defence and protection of thy church.

 

HARRY ALLISON's comment on 8/25/2012, 3:27am...

EVEN WHILE i was backslidden and in misery ,JESUS still had HIS HAND of protection on me.JESUS IS OUR SHIELD.

 


CAROLYN WHITE's comment on 6/11/2012, 12:40pm...

LORD CREAT IN ME A CLEAN HEART, A PURE HEART, A LOVING HEART, SO THAT YOU CAN HEAR MY PRAYERS,AND ANSWER THEM IN YOU PERICOUS NAME I PRAY.CARILYNWHITE

 


Bernetta Mitchell's comment on 5/09/2012, 7:21am...

The Lord is good and worthy to be praised. He wants us to be happy and rejoice in him. But the wick, the rebellious and the foolish will not stand in his sight. I dont want the Lord mad at me. Let us please God in all of our ways. Repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission (removal)and you shall receive the Holy Ghost which is the key to the Kingdom of God. I love everybody.

 


Theophilus's comment on 1/11/2012, 10:23am...

Why does David pray for the destruction of his enemes to God who is loving?

 


Linda's comment on 12/31/2011, 5:42pm...

LINDA PSALMS CHAPTER 5 COMMENT ON 12/31/11 @ 3:39 PM..... GOD IS SAYING HE PRAY THAT WE WILL LISTEN TO HIS WORDS AND HE WILL BLESS THE RIGHTEOUS AND PROTECT THEM.

 


 

Test Your Knowledge of Psalms Chapter 5

1.  According to Psalm 5, God takes no pleasure in what?


Laziness
Wickedness
Inconsistency
Fear


 



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